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Case Supervisor – Anishinabek News

Whitefish River First Nation is seeking a

Case Supervisor

Term: Full time

Salary: $68,650 – $83,720 / year (+ group benefits and pension)

(Salary dependent on education and experience)

The Case Supervisor is responsible for supporting individuals and families seeking or referred to Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN) Family Well-Being.  The Case Supervisor will assist the Band Representatives in supporting WRFN children and families.  This position provides protection and intervention services to families experiencing child protection risk in accordance with the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act. The case supervisor is responsible for making decisions alongside the First Nation regarding child admissions, discharge from care, wellness/service plans, etc.

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Develop a supportive and caring work environment to encourage staff engagement, involvement, and investment in their work.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership to enhance staff performance in achieving WRFN and Family Well-Being team objectives.
  • Support and encourage families to create an ongoing safe and nurturing environment
  • Identify connections between a child and those identified as meaningful and beneficial caregivers while the child is in an Alternative Care setting and demonstrate positive behaviors to caregivers.
  • Ensure the provision of services and case management practices appropriately incorporate the enhancement and development of positive cultural identities of the children, families, and communities served.

Front-Line Support and Supervision:

  • Supervise and oversee the day-to-day case management of the Band Representatives by providing leadership, guidance, coaching, mentoring, support, and regular evaluation.
  • Coordinate team training in relation to child welfare and relevant legislation updates.
  • Identify proactive strategies for communicating performance standards and motivating workers
  • Develop team and individualized training plans


  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Family Well-Being manager, along with statistics, successes, and challenges.
  • Maintain and secure all Family and Child files and documents.
  • Ensure client files are maintained (proper case notes) and updated on a regular basis.


  • A Master of Social Work degree is preferred and would be an asset, as would an Honors Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW) degree.
  • Five (5) years of direct experience working with children and families involved in child welfare protection.
  • Three (3) years of direct management and administration experience in a child welfare protection or social service agency
  • Knowledge of Whitefish River First Nation Child and Family Services programs and services.
  • Respect for and sensitivity toward Anishnaabek culture, traditions, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings, as well as knowledge and understanding of these.
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act.
  • Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs, and traditions in responding to child welfare.
  • Knowledge of traditional practices, ceremonies, and teachings.

For a complete job description, email

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 24th, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Candidates are requested to submit an application that will include an updated cover letter and resume detailing education and qualifications, including contact information for two (2) professional references and one (1) character reference to:


c/o Human Resources; Whitefish River First Nation

 17-A Rainbow Ridge Road, P.O. Box 188; Birch Island, ON   P0P1A0

Email:     Fax: (705)285-4532

Miigwetch to all who apply; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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